Conservative Solution to Healthcare
I'm working on something more concrete, which will be revealed in due time. But I've said for a long time that the vacuum of failed liberalism will result in Americans turning to conservatives for solutions. With the failure of Obamacare, now is that time for conservatives when it comes to healthcare.
The question is this: How do you get better care for less money?
The solution isn't obvious, but I have some ideas.
If you have free market competition with portability across state lines, this allows companies to compete with different companies in different states. Opening up new options and opportunities will reduce the cost of coverage as companies compete for customers.
Unleash free-market capitalism by offering plans to young people that they actually need. They tend to be healthier and only really need catastrophic coverage. That is going to be cheaper than someone who is older and requires more health maintenance.
If people had their own medical savings account and that money was tax free, it would lower your taxable income and allow you to spend on healthcare as you see necessary for you and your family. Each year you build up money that would be there when, God forbid, you get older and need it to supplement along with your insurance coverage. Health Savings Accounts require responsibility but they offer something that can't be bought which is freedom and flexibility to make the choices that are right for you and your health. You can pick doctors that offer the best care at the price that's right for you. You are in control, not the government. It's your money.
We do everything backwards in this country. I cannot, for the life of me, understand the reluctance to unleash the free-market. The only thing I can come up with is that politicians have convinced people that they need them, and with that comes power that is threatened by the freedoms afforded by the free market.
The New York Post has a startling report, which could point to yet another scandal brewing for this administration.
Take yourself back to the months right before the 2012 presidential election. In September 2012, the unemployment rate magically dropped from 8.1% to 7.8%. It certainly raised a lot of eye brows, especially since the report included an increase in new jobs we hadn't seen in quite some time.
As it turns out, those numbers may have been fabricated. A reliable source says that the numbers were knowingly manipulated by an employee who faked results of the household survey, which is used by the Census Bureau to tabulate the unemployment rate.
The employee caught faking the results claims that he was told to make up the information by higher-ups at the Census Bureau.
If this report is true, it calls into question the integrity of an entire system that relies on these numbers for our economic outlook and business decisions that effect us all. It would also highlight the desperate measures some will take just to get their guy elected.